Most tipplers (mixologists, too) are unaware of how many additives are used to doctor tequilas, including perfumes, colorings, and mystery compounds to improve flavor or mouthfeel. De-Nada Blanco and Reposado, on the other hand, are on the shortlist of tequilas confirmed to be additive-free, passing annual audits.
Made by the Vivanco family in Jalisco, Mexico, De-Nada’s Blanco and Reposado are relatively new to the market, already winning top awards and making fans out of top bar managers like Jillian Vose of The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog in NYC, famously dubbed “The World’s Best Bar.” Give her signature margarita a try at home with this deceptively simple recipe.
The Dead Rabbit Margarita
2 oz. De-Nada Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
¼ oz. Agave Syrup
¾ oz. Combier Liqueur D’orange (triple sec)
1 pinch of Kosher salt
Method: Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin and shake vigorously with ice. Double strain the contents through a fine strainer and Hawthorne strainer, pouring the drink over a large ice cube in an Old Fashioned glass.